Tamara Mayne of Brooklyn Candle Studio
Meet Tamara Mayne, the CEO and founder of Brooklyn Candle Studio, a New York based company making small batch eco-friendly and natural soy candles.
Tamara founded Brooklyn Candle Studio in 2013 after purchasing a candle making kit from the craft store. She took a year making and testing candles before finally feeling ready to sell her candles online. She started selling a few of her candles on Etsy and was later featured in Etsy's newsletter. The orders started pouring in.
Brooklyn Candle Studio's candles are made from 100% soy wax, which is sustainable and renewable, as opposed to traditional candles which are made from petroleum based paraffin wax. Each candle is hand poured and made with love and care right in the heart of Brooklyn. Fragrances are hand mixed using amber eyedroppers which Tamara says are her favorite tools to use.
Tamara runs all the administrative aspects of the business, except for production and shipping which is handled by her team. It's Tamara's job to take care of customer service, bookkeeping, branding, creative direction, and managing the BCS team.
Mayne studied Economics and Studio Art as an Undergrad at University of Virginia. She then went on to study Communication Design at FIT in New York.
Tamara recently gave birth to her son, and has been working from home to spend some quality time with him while staying productive and running a successful business.
I asked Tamara to pick her favorite candle of the entire product range, and she chose Love Potion #9, which carries notes of jasmine blossom, lavender, and mandarin.
Brooklyn Candle Studio is sold direct to consumer from their website as well as on Etsy and through a few selected retailers such as Gilt.com and Urban Outfitters.
Looking forward, Tamara would like to make Brooklyn Candle Studio a household name, and get her candles in homes worldwide.
In the next couple of months, BCS will be launching a new line of candles with all new mouthwatering fragrances.
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